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Old 06-24-14, 12:56 AM
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wilfried
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There's a bodega half a block from me, and another, more upscale one a block and a half away. There are probably at least half a dozen delis or greengrocers within a three block radius. The supermarket is less than 10 blocks away, not counting the overpriced yuppie-mart that's a couple of blocks closer. Chinatown is fifteen or twenty minute away on foot, where you'll find the best and cheapest fruit and produce, not to mention fish. It's a pain to bike there though. Yes, I'm a New Yorker.

In NYC, this may not be the case, so people will often tell you how many stops on the subway.
Shorter distances are measured in blocks, though you might have to specify uptown vs. crosstown, as crosstown blocks are much longer. We measure distance by time too. "How far do you live?" "Oh, about 45 minute by train." "That's a schlep."
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